COVID-19 Initiative in the Makerspace

IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION THE BROCK MAKERSPACE IS DOING ALL IT CAN TO ASSIST THE NIAGARA REGION’S MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. LEARN MORE.

Do you have access to a 3D printer and would like to help #flattenthecurve? Here are some ways you can get involved in the Niagara Region.

  • The Niagara Health Foundation is accepting donations of any shields, masks, or other safety equipment, an can be reached by calling 905-323-3863 or messaging foundation@niagarahealth.on.ca.
  • Shop3D.ca, a 3D printing resource for models and printers alike have started a specific page Covidstop.ca, where they pay for the shipping/consumables to send/distribute face shields.
  • Contact Niagara EMS Community Relations Specialist Bryce Brunarski at Bryce.Burnarski@niagararegion.ca
  • The Canadian Shield is a new company forged from Inksmith, a maker company based in academic education, and are providing their own crafted PPE for workers on the front lines in hospitals and other medical institutions. They have been approved by Health Canada and are confirmed safe to use in these environments.
  • To order, go to their website’s order form.
  • For further questions or information you can contact Stephanie at

The Face Shield design is available on Prusa’s site with downloadable files for modelling and 3D printing programs.  Be sure to follow all instructions for production and assembly .

If you have the materials necessary to print your own Face Shields from your location, be sure to sanitize your work area to maintain the cleanest space possible! With this particular model, there is a specific way to disinfect that Prusa has explained on their site.

The Brock University Library Makerspace wants to use some of our amazing resources to help during this time and join the fight against the spread of COVID-19.  Our primary goal is to support workers on the frontline EMS workers in the Niagara Region.

It’s important that we all do our best to keep up to date with any and all developments during this time. This is something that affects all of us, regardless of department or faculty, staff or student. By coming together, we can work towards solutions to make our environment safer.

Be sure to follow us on our Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on our progress and email us at makerspace@brocku.ca if you have any questions, sussgestions or would like to offer your help with this initiative.

For more information and external resources, please go to Brock’s page on COVID-19.

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